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THE GRACE OF PROTECTION OF THE FATHER
One of the many benefits that are conferred by the set man/spiritual father to his spiritual sons is PROTECTION.
Psalms 91:1-4 

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High , Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;

My God, in Him I will trust.”

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler

And from the perilous pestilence.

4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge;

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
I would like to use this psalm that many scholars believe was written by Moses during his time in the wilderness to reflect on the grace of the Eternal “Abba” Father. This is the point of reference for all spiritual fathers on the earth. There are immutable principles here in this Psalm that is a lesson for all spiritual sons who are searching for spiritual covering and protection.
1. Dwell in the secret place of the Father, in the shadow of the Father

In the time of Moses this was the “Holy of Holies” that was located beyond the vail.

This position also relates to the relationship between spiritual fathers and sons.

There must be a “heart to heart” connection between fathers and sons. This is the mandate given to the company of Elijah (Malachi 4:5-6). Both fathers and sons have to turn their hearts towards each other. Idols cannot turn. They operate from a fixed position.
2. The Father is a place of safety that sons can trust

The son functions from a position of rest, operating from the secret place. He is not moved by circumstances; he is content in any condition or state. His contentment does not come from any carnal indulgence; he is content dwelling in his habitat….the secret place of the Presence of the father. 
3. The Word of God (Word of the Father) will deliver the son from the snare of the fowler which intends to abort the life (ministry) of the son. The counsel of a hireling cannot do this….only the instructions of a father. The truth (Word/instruction) from the mouth of the father is the shield of the son. (Psalm 119:160)

4. Sons are covered by the “feathers” of the Father; the refuge of sons is under the wings of the Father. Jesus used a similar illustration to express his desire to gather the sons of God. The intention of Jesus is to gather His disciples under His wings.
Matthew 23:37

Jesus Laments over Jerusalem

37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
Conclusion

If sons are seeking spiritual covering and protection, follow these simple instructions. Learn to submit to the Word from your father; position yourself under his feathers; submit your tithes and offerings; declare the doctrine of your father. The desire of authentic “fathering” grace is to gather sons; it is not to expel, murder or divide faithful sons, but to gather. This is the grace of the Eternal Father. God bless you.

TRADUÇÃO – PORTUGUÊS

A GRAÇA DE PROTECÇÃO DO PAI
Um dos muitos benefícios que lhe são conferidos pelo homem set pai / espiritual para seus filhos espirituais é proteção.
Salmos 91: 1-4

1 Aquele que habita no esconderijo do Altíssimo, à sombra do Todo-Poderoso descansará.   

2 Direi do Senhor: Ele é o meu refúgio e a minha fortaleza, o meu Deus, em quem confio.   

3 Porque ele te livra do laço do passarinho, e da peste perniciosa.   

4 Ele te cobre com as suas penas, e debaixo das suas asas encontras refúgio; a sua verdade é escudo e broquel. 
Eu gostaria de usar este salmo que muitos estudiosos acreditam que foi escrito por Moisés durante seu tempo no deserto, para refletir sobre a graça do Eterno “Abba” Pai. Este é o ponto de referência para todos os pais espirituais na terra.Há princípios imutáveis ​​aqui neste salmo que é uma lição para todos os filhos espirituais que estão à procura de cobertura e proteção espiritual.
1. Habitar no lugar secreto do Pai, à sombra do Pai

No tempo de Moisés, este foi o “Santo dos Santos”, que foi localizado para além do véu.

Esta posição também se refere à relação entre pais e filhos espirituais.

Deve haver um “coração a coração” ligação entre pais e filhos. Este é o mandato dado à empresa de Elias (Malaquias 4: 5-6). Ambos os pais e filhos tem que virar seus corações um para o outro. Ídolos não pode virar. Eles operam de uma posição fixa.
2. O Pai é um lugar de segurança que os filhos pode confiar

As funções filho de uma posição de descanso, operando a partir do lugar secreto. Ele não é movido pelas circunstâncias; ele é o conteúdo em qualquer condição ou estado. Sua satisfação não vem de qualquer indulgência carnal; ele é morada de conteúdo em seu habitat …. o lugar secreto da presença do Pai.
3. A Palavra de Deus (Verbo do Pai) vai entregar o filho do laço do passarinheiro, que tem a intenção de abortar a vida (Ministério) do filho. O conselho de um mercenário não pode fazer isso …. apenas as instruções de um pai. A verdade (Word / instrução) da boca do pai é o escudo do filho. (Salmo 119: 160)
4. Filhos são abrangidas pelas “penas” do Pai; o refúgio dos filhos está sob as asas do Pai. Jesus usou uma ilustração semelhante para expressar seu desejo de reunir os filhos de Deus. A intenção de Jesus é reunir seus discípulos debaixo das suas asas.
Mateus 23

37 Jerusalém, Jerusalém, que matas os profetas, apedrejas os que a ti são enviados! quantas vezes quis eu ajuntar os teus filhos, como a galinha ajunta os seus pintos debaixo das asas, e não o quiseste!
Conclusão

Se os filhos estão buscando cobertura e proteção espiritual, siga estas instruções simples. Aprender a se submeter à Palavra de seu pai; posicionar-se sob suas penas; enviar seus dízimos e ofertas; declarar a doutrina do seu pai. O desejo da autêntica “paternidade” graça é reunir filhos; não é para expulsar, assassinato ou dividir filhos fiel, mas para se reunir. Esta é a graça do Pai Eterno. Deus te abençoê.

 

We are excited to be a part of the Apostolic Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2016.

DAVI….. UMA GRANDE INSPIRAÇÃO DURANTE PERSEGUIÇÃO
1 Samuel 24:9-12

9 Então disse Davi a Saul: por que dás ouvidos às palavras dos homens que dizem: Davi procura fazer-te mal?   

10 Eis que os teus olhos acabam de ver que o Senhor hoje te pôs em minhas mãos nesta caverna; e alguns disseram que eu te matasse, porém a minha mão te poupou; pois eu disse: Não estenderei a minha mão contra o meu senhor, porque é o ungido do Senhor.   

11 Olha, meu pai, vê aqui a orla do teu manto na minha mão, pois cortando-te eu a orla do manto, não te matei. Considera e vê que não há na minha mão nem mal nem transgressão alguma, e que não pequei contra ti, ainda que tu andes à caça da minha vida para ma tirares.   

12 Julgue o Senhor entre mim e ti, e vingue-me o Senhor de ti; a minha mão, porém, não será contra ti
DAVID …. um bom exemplo de filiação
Saul era “pai espiritual” de David. Saul usou todos os seus recursos, todos os seus homens para destruir David; ele estava com ciúmes de Davi. Escute isso. David passou muitos anos evitando as lanças de Saul.

Um dia, David teve uma excelente oportunidade de matar Saul, seu “pai espiritual”.

Os homens de Davi até citaram as escrituras para influenciar Davi a matar Saul.

Leia isso….

1 Samuel 24: 4-7

24:4 Então os homens de Davi lhe disseram: Eis aqui o dia do qual o Senhor te disse: Eis que entrego o teu inimigo nas tuas mãos; far-lhe-ás como parecer bem aos teus olhos. Então Davi se levantou, e de mansinho cortou a orla do manto de Saul.   

5 Sucedeu, porém, que depois doeu o coração de Davi, por ter cortado a orla do manto de Saul.   

6 E disse aos seus homens: O Senhor me guarde de que eu faça tal coisa ao meu senhor, ao ungido do Senhor, que eu estenda a minha mão contra ele, pois é o ungido do Senhor.   

7 com essas palavras Davi conteve os seio chegando para se permitiu que se levantassem contra Saul. E Saul se levantou da caverna, e prosseguiu o seu caminho.  
David discernido uma realidade espiritual muito importante. Embora Saul era um tirano cruel, ele também foi o servo ungido de Deus. A Bíblia diz que Davi tinha um coração segundo o coração de Deus. Isso significa que suas ações refletiram a mente eo coração de Deus. Esta é a linhagem que Deus escolheu para trazer Seu Filho Jesus C

Não peque continuamente por assassinar seus pais.

Eles podem fugir para a caverna em Ziclague.

Graça, amor e paz.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

DAVID …… A GREAT INSPIRATION DURING PERSECUTION

1 Samuel 24:9-12
9 And David said to Saul: “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Indeed David seeks your harm’? 10 Look, this day your eyes have seen that the Lord delivered you today into my hand in the cave, and someone urged me to kill you. But my eye spared you, and I said, ‘I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed.’ 11 Moreover, my father, see! Yes, see the corner of your robe in my hand! For in that I cut off the corner of your robe, and did not kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand, and I have not sinned against you. Yet you hunt my life to take it. 12 Let the Lord judge between you and me, and let the Lord avenge me on you. But my hand shall not be against you.

DAVID …. A GOOD EXAMPLE OF SONSHIP
Saul was David’s “spiritual father”. Saul used all his resources, all his men to destroy David; he was jealous of David. Listen to this. David spent many years avoiding the spears of Saul. 

One day, David had an excellent opportunity to kill Saul, his “spiritual father”.

David’s men quoted scriptures to influence David to kill Saul.

Read this….

1 Samuel 24:4-7

4 Then the men of David said to him, “This is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, that you may do to him as it seems good to you.’ ” And David arose and secretly cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. 5 Now it happened afterward that David’s heart troubled him because he had cut Saul’s robe. 6 And he said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.” 7 So David restrained his servants with these words, and did not allow them to rise against Saul. And Saul got up from the cave and went on his way.
David discerned a very important spiritual reality. Although Saul was a vicious tyrant, he was also the anointed servant of God. The Bible says that David had a heart after the heart of God. This means his actions reflected the mind and heart of God. This is the lineage that God chose to bring forth His Son Jesus Christ.

Do not sin continuously by assassinating your fathers.

They may flee to the cave in Ziklag.

Grace, love and peace.

2016 é o Ano da Grande Consagração ao Senhor

Eu descobri que o problema de muitos crentes é o seguinte:

ELES NÃO CONHECEM O Senhor, em Sua plenitude.

Os líderes ESTAO sempre frustrados PORQUE os crentes não estão discernindo a doutrina pai / filho. Não há nada de errado com a doutrina. O problema é a maturidade no Senhor.

A relação primária do crente é com Deus Pai. Cristo é o desejo de todas as nações. Ninguém morreu por nós. MAS Jesus morreu.

Quando temos uma boa compreensão da relação entre O Divino de Deus Pai e Deus Filho, TEMOS CONDICOES então DE REPRODUZIR esse modelo divino sobre a terra entre pais e filhos espirituais.

É perigoso insistir em obediência ao odre PAI /FILHO se os indivíduos não têm um relacionamento com Deus, QUE E o Pai de toda a criação.

Jesus lidou com esta situação claramente.

João 8

42 Respondeu-lhes Jesus: Se Deus fosse o vosso Pai, vós me amaríeis, porque eu saí e vim de Deus; pois não vim de mim mesmo, mas ele me enviou.

Jesus está simplesmente dizendo que a ausência de amor Dos mensageiros de Deus revela a genealogia das pessoas que questionam a credibilidade do homem enviado por Deus. Essas pessoas não são filhos de Deus; eles são filhos do diabo. É quase impossível esconder OS PASSOS de um homem chamado por Deus.
2016 is the Year of Greater Consecration to the Lord
I have discovered that the problem of many believers is this:

THEY DO NOT KNOW THE LORD in His fullness.
Leaders are always frustrated that believers are not discerning the father/son doctrine. There is nothing wrong with the doctrine. The problem is maturity in the Lord.

The primary relationship of the believer is with God the Father. Christ is the desire of All nations. No one died for us. Jesus died.

When we have a sound understanding of the Divine relationship between God the Father and God the Son, we would then replicate this divine pattern on the earth between spiritual fathers and sons.

It is dangerous to insist on obedience to the wineskin if individuals do not have a relationship with God the Father of all creation.

Jesus dealt with this situation clearly.
John 8

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
Jesus is simply saying that the absence of love for the messengers of God reveals the genealogy of the people who question the credibility of the man sent by God. These people are not sons of God; they are sons of the devil. Religion fathers children of a lesser god. It is almost impossible to hide the footprints of a man called by God. 

The Spirit of the Lord has ministered to me to dedicate this year to a life of greater consecration to the Lord.

O processo de construção
Neemias 2: 17-20

17 Então, lhes disse: Estais vendo a miséria em que estamos, Jerusalém assolada, e as suas portas, queimadas; vinde, pois, reedifiquemos os muros de Jerusalém e deixemos de ser opróbrio.

18 E lhes declarei como a boa mão do meu Deus estivera comigo e também as palavras que o rei me falara. Então, disseram: Disponhamo-nos e edifiquemos. E fortaleceram as mãos para a boa obra.

19 Porém Sambalate, o horonita, e Tobias, o servo amonita, e Gesém, o arábio, quando o souberam, zombaram de nós, e nos desprezaram, e disseram: Que é isso que fazeis? Quereis rebelar-vos contra o rei?

20 Então, lhes respondi: o Deus dos céus é quem nos dará bom êxito; nós, seus servos, nos disporemos e reedificaremos; vós, todavia, não tendes parte, nem direito, nem memorial em Jerusalém.

A construção do muro

O muro quebrado é um retrato do odre pai / filho que está arruinado.

O muro quebrado é um sinal de que as pessoas foram derrotadas. Eles estavam agora vulneráveis ​​a cada predador, inimigos, condições climáticas severas e selvagens. Eles estavam sem qualquer defesa. Esta foi uma grande vergonha para o povo de Deus.
A reconstrução do muro carrega uma promessa divina. Neemias se lembrou da palavra do Senhor a Moisés.

Neemias 1: 9
9 mas, se voltarem para mim, e obedecerem aos meus mandamentos e os puserem em prática, mesmo que vocês estejam espalhados pelos lugares mais distantes debaixo do céu, de lá eu os reunirei e os trarei para o lugar que escolhi para estabelecer o meu nome”.

Esta promessa exige um regresso ao coração do Pai. Este também é o padrão para os crentes na casa de Deus sobre a terra. Proteção divina é conferida aos filhos de Deus quando eles submetem-se aos seus pais espirituais. Devemos restaurar esse muro quebrado para que nossas bençãos sejam ativadas.
1. Nossas casas prosperarão

Gênesis 39: 5

5 E aconteceu que, desde que o pusera sobre a sua casa e sobre tudo o que tinha, o SENHOR abençoou a casa do egípcio por amor de José; e a bênção do SENHOR foi sobre tudo o que tinha, na casa e no campo.

A graça e a unção sobre a vida de José troxeram prosperidade à casa de Potifar.
2. A proteção divina através da graça profética em Samuel

1 Samuel 7: 13-15
13 Assim, os filisteus foram abatidos e nunca mais vieram aos termos de Israel, porquanto foi a mão do SENHOR contra os filisteus todos os dias de Samuel. 14 E as cidades que os filisteus tinham tomado a Israel foram restituídas a Israel, desde Ecrom até Gate; e até os seus termos Israel arrebatou da mão dos filisteus; e houve paz entre Israel e os amorreus. 15 E Samuel julgou a Israel todos os dias da sua vida.

Os filisteus (a carne) foram contidos nos dias de Samuel. A unção profética vai exigir lealdade e devoção ao Pai. Observamos o mesmo no ministério de Elias. Esta é a companhia que irá incomodar a consciência da igreja, que opera a partir de uma plataforma carnal / natural. Esta graça vai vociferantemente e corajosamente enfrentar cada prática ilegítima e corrupta na igreja.
Este é o ponto de partida no processo de construção. Se você despreza o modelo de pai / filho, então você está construindo em Moabe.

(Agradecemos Pastor Ronaldo Beda de CBVC Chapero, Rio de Janeiro para a tradução em Português)
THE BUILDING PROCESS

Nehemiah 2:17-20

17 Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.” 18 And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me.

So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work.

19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?”

20 So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.”
BUILDING THE WALL

The broken wall is a picture of the father/son wineskin that is ruined. 

The broken wall is a sign that the people were defeated. They were now vulnerable to every wild predator, enemies, severe weather conditions. They were without any defense. This was a great shame upon the people of God. 

The rebuilding of the wall carries a Divine promise. Nehemiah remembered the word of the Lord to Moses.

Nehemiah 1:9

9 but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’

This promise demands a return to the heart of the Father. This is also the pattern for believers in the house of God on the earth. Divine protection is conferred upon sons of God when they submit to spiritual fathers. We must restore this broken wall for our blessings to be activated. 

1. Our houses will prosper

Genesis 39:5

5 So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field.

The grace and anointing upon the life of Joseph caused the house of Potiphar to prosper.

2. Divine protection through prophetic grace in Samuel

1 Samuel 7:13-15
13 So the Philistines were subdued, and they did not come anymore into the territory of Israel. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 14 Then the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron to Gath; and Israel recovered its territory from the hands of the Philistines. Also there was peace between Israel and the Amorites. 15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

The Philistines (the flesh) were restrained in the days of Samuel. The prophetic anointing will demand loyalty and devotion to the Father. We observe this even in the ministry of Elijah. This is the company that will trouble the conscience of the church that operates from a carnal/natural platform. This grace will vociferously and boldly confront every illegitimate and corrupt practice in the church.
This is the starting point in the building process. If you despise the father/son model then you are building in Moab.

Igreja corporativa na Cidade / O Templo do presente dia
Há muitos anos nós estudamos este assunto no ABC. Esta era uma visão que foi dada ao Dr. S.Y. Govender, o pai do Ministério ABC na África do Sul.

Que as casas individuais precisam se reunir regularmente na cidade. Os cinco dons da graça serão manifestado nestes encontros. É neste lugar que Deus vai comandar as Suas bençãos …… Um lugar onde Cristo manifesta as várias dimensões da sua natureza complexa.

Esta visão é celebrada pelos crentes em cada cidade. A maioria dos crentes estão cansados ​​da situação existente da igreja. Os crentes querem experimentar a unidade da igreja na cidade.
Temos o cuidado de ensinar que a Igreja corporativa não é construída em um dia, em um mês ou em um ano. Levará muitos anos para criar uma cultura que vai preparar os crentes para a participação da igreja na cidade.
Pedras Vivas
1 Pedro 2: 5

5 vós também, como pedras vivas, sois edificados casa espiritual para serdes sacerdócio santo, para oferecer sacrifícios espirituais agradáveis ​​a Deus por Jesus Cristo.

Os crentes estão sendo construídos com uma forte doutrina que irá prepará-los para a igreja na cidade. Devemos lembrar que este não é um local da casa onde há lutas e contendas. A casa local é a pedreira onde o homem estabelecido na casa, molda as pedras de diferentes formas e tamanhos em pedras vivas usando o martelo da Palavra de Deus.
Jeremias 23:29
29 “Não é a minha palavra como fogo?”, Diz o Senhor,”E como um martelo que quebra a rocha em pedaços?

Quando estamos a construir a Igreja na cidade (o templo) usamos pedras que foram acabadas na pedreira (a igreja local). Não deve haver nenhum ruído de discussão, contenda, divisão quando estamos formando pedras vivas.
Não podemos construir a igreja da cidade, com pedras que não são formadas …. Deve haver uniformidade em nossa forma …. Todos nós acreditamos e dizemos a mesma coisa; nós ensinamos a mesma doutrina. Uma casa dividida não está apta ou pronta para migrar para dentro da igreja na cidade (o Templo …. O Corpo de Cristo).

As pedras vivas caberão com exatidão.
1 Reis 6: 7

7 E o templo, quando estava sendo construído, foi construído com pedras já preparadas na pedreira, de modo que nenhum martelo ou machado ou qualquer instrumento de ferro se ouviu no templo enquanto ela estava sendo construída.

Nosso mandato como líderes e pais
Formar e moldar as pedras em suas casas. Ensine-os a cultura da igreja na cidade. Não podemos construir um templo corporativo com pedras que não são formadas ….. Será um desastre que irá destruir o processo de construção. Existe uma cultura. Nós devemos discipular todos os nossos filhos e filhas na pedreira (a casa local).

Quando a pedreira já completou a sua obra, apresentará as pedras vivas para serem usadas para a construção do Templo (Igreja na Cidade).

Até essa altura ….. Continuaremos a moldar e formar em nossa casa local.
(Agradecemos Pastor Ronaldo Beda de CBVC em Chapero, Itaguaí para a tradução em Português.)

The Corporate Church/Church in the City/The Temple in this present day

Many years ago we studied this subject at ABC. This was a vision that was given to Dr S.Y. Govender, the father of ABC Ministries in South Africa. 
That the individual houses need to gather regularly in the city. The five grace gifts will be manifested in these gatherings. It is in this place that God will command His blessings…… A place where Christ manifests the various dimensions of His complex nature.

This vision is celebrated by believers in every city. The majority of believers are weary of the existing status of the church. Believers want to experience the oneness of the church in the city. 
We are careful to teach that the Corporate Church is not built in one day, in one month or in one year. It will take many years to craft a culture that will prepare believers for participation in the city church.

LIVING STONES

1 Peter 2:5

5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Believers are being built with strong doctrine that will prepare them for the church in the city. We must remember that this is not a local house where there is strife and contention. The local house is the quarry where the set man of the house shapes the boulders of different shapes and sizes into living stones by using the hammer of The Word of God.

Jeremiah 23:29

29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

When we are building the Church in the city (the temple) we use stones that have been completed in the quarry (the local church). There must be no noise of strife, contention, division when we are assembling the living stones.
We cannot build the church in the city with rocks that are not formed…. There must be uniformity in our shape…. We all believe and we all say the same thing; we teach the same doctrine. A divided house is not fit or ready to migrate into the church in the city (the Temple…. The Body of Christ).

The living stones fit exactly. 

1 Kings 6:7
7 And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.

OUR MANDATE AS LEADERS AND FATHERS
Shape and mould the rocks in your houses. Teach them the culture of the church in the city. We cannot build a corporate temple with rocks that are not formed….. It will be a disaster that will destroy the building process. There is a culture. We must disciple all our sons and daughters in the quarry (the local house).

When the quarry has completed it’s work, it will submit the living stones( believers) to be used for the construction of the Temple (Church in the City).

Until that time….. Continue to shape and form the stones in our local house. 

       

THE INTEGRITY OF THE FATHER

As servants of God do not speak as ones who have attained, perfected or apprehended. We are committed to the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. We press on…. Trusting in the integrity of the Father.

Philippians 3:13

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead
As leaders we are being continuously sharpened and challenged by the Word of God.

Central to this present reformation must be a return to the PURE WORD OF GOD.
This is an inescapable reality ……. Carnal strategies formulated in the laboratory of the human intellect will not endure …. 

They are unsustainable in the Kingdom of God….

The pure Word of God is incontestable… It reflects the integrity of God the Father…..the heart and mind of God….. 
We will study Moses’ commands to Israel after God had told him that he would not enter the Land of Promise….

He gathers the people together to inform them about his conversation with God and to further entrench the statutes and commands ….. in Deuteronomy 4
Deuteronomy 4:7-8

7 “For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the Lord our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him? 8 And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous judgments as are in all this law which I set before you this day?
This is a declaration of trust in the integrity of God which is His Word.

Moses is saying….. There is no nation like ours. God is near to us because His Word is near. His integrity is near because His Word is near. We can call upon His Word because His Word carries the same integrity that is in Him. 

It is time for us to make these declarations ….. There is no one like our God…. he has a voice …. I will show you just now…. We can say without fear of contradiction, that our God is near to us…..because we are a people who dwell near to His Word….

No one can doubt our proximity to God. 

The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” 
Moses is making his boast in the Lord; in God we boast all day long.

He is saying “no nation can match the statutes and RIGHTEOUS judgements like ours…. Our Laws are incomparable….. as provocative and challenging as they are….. no nation can match the integrity of our scriptures.

WE GIVE GOD PRAISE THAT WE CAN FIND OURSELVES IN THIS PRIVILEGED POSITION.

This is an unshakeable position….. To remain in the PURITY OF HIS WORD.
Deuteronomy 4:9-14

9 Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, 10 especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’

11 “Then you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness. 12 And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form; you only heard a voice. 13 So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. 14 And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might observe them in the land which you cross over to possess

Here we see the manifestation of the Presence of God….

Fire, darkness, cloud, thick darkness.

Moses is drawing the attention of the people to the events in Exodus 19.,,, 
Exodus 19:16-18

16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.
Moses is telling the people…….. I don’t want you to forget what you have seen.

Every eye could witness that God was with Moses….

His Presence was unmistakeable on that mountain….
WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE FOR HIS PRESENCE…

God was building the credibility of Moses in the midst of His people
Exodus 19:9

9 And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.”

So Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
The apostle Paul always included his testimony about how he encountered the Lord on the road to Damascus……..
When he addressed the crowd of Jews in Jerusalem…..
Acts 22

6 “Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me. 7 And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’

   
I shared at the dialogue on Acts 2:42

The scriptures say that “they continued”

They continued from the Upper Room…. Acts 2:2

It is possible to build a ministry from Acts 2:42 without visiting the Upper Room…. we can build professionally without THE HELPER…. The Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38

38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The disciples must carry the momentum that came from the baptism of the Holy Spirit to the place where we are building a family of God in accordance with the design of God.
Deuteronomy 4:12-20

12 And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form; you only heard a voice. 13 So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. 14 And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might observe them in the land which you cross over to possess

15 “Take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no form when the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16 lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure: the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water beneath the earth. 19 And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the Lord your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage. 20 But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be His people, an inheritance, as you are this day.
We are warned not to focus on the form….. But the sound …. His Word of instruction 

This is the imminent danger in this present season….

That we have gathered a multitude of people around us who are prioritizing the form rather than the sound….

The sound may come through anyone who God chooses….

God does not need the approval of the city elders or the gatekeepers of the city….

We must discern the signs of idolatry,….that God is warning us about

Our ears are listening for the sound of His voice…… HIS WORDS…. The Word of the Father is His integrity.
What does this mean?

God does not need to speak….if Moses is saying the same thing as God had instructed him to say…..

So whether Moses says it, whether Joshua says it, or anyone else…

THERE MUST BE A SAMENESS IN THE INSTRUCTION.
Deuteronomy 4:2-4

2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did at Baal Peor; for the Lord your God has destroyed from among you all the men who followed Baal of Peor. 4 But you who held fast to the Lord your God are alive today, every one of you.
If we are faithful to the pure word of God not one will be lost.

The success of journey is directly determined by the absolute obedience to God’s immutable Word. We do not edit His Word in accordance to our personal circumstances; for the convenience of growing our ministry. There should be no controversy concerning His Word. We don’t have to defend His Word. We are not ashamed of His Word. We are not apologetic about His Word. This was important for the Israelites’ personal safety. Because they are entering new regions. The Word of God and His voice becomes their compass.
WHAT HAPPENED AT BAAL PEOR?

Moses reminded Israelites of events that took place 38 years ago…..events that would forever be etched in his mind. Where the Israelites intermingled with the women of Moab, they then assimilated their culture and then worshipped their idols.

24000 people were hanged… Because of mixed wine….

We know that many despise the father/son wineskin; they do not respect it…. we have to be careful in our negotiation with this company.
One of the Israelites brought a Medianite harlot into the camp. Phineas, the grandson of Aaron listened to the instructions of Moses; Whilst the man and the woman was together, Phineas thrust a spear through the man and the woman. The plague that destroyed 24000 people stopped immediately. This is a prophetic act of destroying “mixed doctrine”. Moab despises the father/son doctrine. It despises accountability; submission….always searching for satisfaction outside the instruction of the father. The Elijah company is here to stop this curse.
THE SOUND

If we did not hear the sound, we will place our trust in the many idols that we have created to speak…. If everyone repeats what God said….. We declare that we are His people…. His royal priesthood….. his holy Nation….

He brought us out of the iron furnace of Egypt

the Feast of Tabernacles is about Him

It is about remembering the God who brought us out of the iron furnace.

When we look at the open skies we will see Christ, the Bright and Morning Star….

We behold Him in all His Glory….
THESE WORDS OF MOSES REFLECT HIS TRUST IN THE INTEGRITY OF GOD THE FATHER.

When we do not celebrate the doctrine of the father we search for alternative doctrines that would satisfy our disappointments. Not so with my servant Moses, with him I speak face to face.

This is the INTEGRITY that Moses trusted in….

He knew of the multitude of the tender mercies of His God…..

Moses was with God as the Israelites trudged through the wilderness….

He witnessed the integrity of the Father in the command of His Father…..
WHY WOULD MOSES ABANDON HIS LIFE TO GOD’S LEADERSHIP?

Moses’ confidence in the integrity of God was based on his experiences in God.

He was an eyewitness of the majesty, the Glory and the splendor of The integrity of God.
Hebrews 11:24-27

24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.
Deuteronomy 2:4-7

4 And command the people, saying, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brethren, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. Therefore watch yourselves carefully. 5 Do not meddle with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession. 6 You shall buy food from them with money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them with money, that you may drink.

7 “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.” ’
Do not meddle with your brethren.

Meddle…

to stir up strife …. Associated with the forsaking of God’s law; to provoke war.

Hebrew word …gārāh: A verb meaning to meddle, to stir up strife, to provoke. It is used in Proverbs always with the object being strife (15:18; 28:25; 29:22) or those who forsake God’s law (Prov. 28:4). Used reflexively, it basically means to stir up one’s self against someone or something: peoples (Deuteronomy 2:5, 19);, a king (2 Kings . 14:10; 2 Chroncles 25:19); a people or nation to provoke war (Deuteronomy 2:9, 24; Daniel 11:10, 25)

(Definition extracted from Strongs Word Dictionary).
This is why Job would say…. ” Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him”

David knew who He was appealing to….. David was appealing to the integrity of his GOD….
Psalms 25:6-10

6 Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your loving kindnesses,

For they are from of old.

7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;

According to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.

8 Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.

9 The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,

To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Micah 4:1

The Lord’s Reign in Zion

​1 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house

Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills;

And peoples shall flow to it.
Last week we heard about the prophetic utterance over Benjamin….. That he is a ravenous wolf.

It all depends where we encounter this company in our journey
There is a mountain called Zion.

In this place Benjamin will have to dwell side by side with Joseph….picture of Christ

The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb

The natural predatory instincts of the ravenous wolf has to be neutralized if it desires to dwell with the lamb, a picture of Joseph, a picture of the Christ.

Benjamin has to submit to the Christ in Zion.

All will find their rest in Christ ….

Zion ….. A place of extraordinary integrity.